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Silicon-based Ka-band massive MIMO antenna systems for new telecommunication services

Objective

The continuously growing need for higher data-rates and, therefore, more signal bandwidth in wireless communications, requires the use of multi-antenna base stations employing the recently introduced massive Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) concept and operating at millimeter-wave frequencies, e.g. 30 GHz. However, the implementation of such complex antenna systems into highly-integrated, energy- and cost-effective solutions is very challenging. Therefore, we propose an innovative antenna system concept utilizing silicon semiconductor electronics that can generate or receive at millimeter-wave frequencies in order to truly expand wireless communications into the outer limits of radio technology. SILIKA establishes a training network with leading R&D labs from European industries, universities and technology institutes in the domain of wireless infrastructure. This will be achieved by a multi-disciplinary approach combining expertise in all required areas to create a breakthrough towards millimeter-wave multi-antenna systems for energy-efficient and low-cost base stations for 5G wireless infrastructure. In the SILIKA Graduate School we will train 12 ESRs with post-master level technical courses and industrial workshops which are complemented by several professional-skill training modules relevant for working in multi-disciplinary project teams. All ESRs will perform secondments in an industrial setting. The SILIKA consortium consists of key European players in the field of wireless infrastructure with a complementary field of expertise and with a proven track-record in joint collaborations. As a consequence, SILIKA will provide the ESRs with a comprehensive set of transferable skills relevant for innovation and long-term employability. The high level of participation of leading industries will ensure that the scientific results of SILIKA will be transferred to future products in the area of wireless infrastructure which will benefit the European economy.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 021 497,12
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands

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Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 021 497,12

Participants (5)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 1 054 637,28
Address
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412 96 Goteborg

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 054 637,28
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 1 002 240,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 002 240,00
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
High Tech Campus 60
5656AG Eindhoven

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Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ERICSSON AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
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€ 0,00
ORBAN MICROWAVE PRODUCTS NV

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Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Remylaan 4c, Box 6
3018 Leuven
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00

Partners (4)

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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SAAB MICROWAVE SYSTEMS AB
Sweden
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€ 0,00
Address
Floejelbergsgatan 2a
421 84 Molndal

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

QAMCOM RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
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€ 0,00
Address
Falkenbergsgatan 3
412 85 Goteborg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
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€ 0,00
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
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€ 0,00
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00